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December 19, 2013

Basketball, hockey previews

Astros, Lancers ready for the winter season

(Continued)

Promising newcomers: David Faulks, 6-6, junior, center; Ryan Burke, 6-5, junior, forward; Drew Green, 5-11, junior, guard; Caleb Godin, 6-5, junior, forward; Sam Dolan, 5-8, junior, guard; Tom Olson, 6-8, junior, center; Fred Payan, 6-2, junior, guard; Devon Faulks, 6-3, junior, forward; Matt Rizzo, 6-1, sophomore, guard; Brennan Morris, 6-3, sophomore, guard

Captains: Jeremy Dietzel, Daniel Courter, Luke Rosinski

Candidates: 100

Returning leaders: Luke Rosinski, 8.8 ppg

Returning honorees: None

Fast facts: David Faulks has already dunked in practice and broken a backboard. David and Devon Faulks are fraternal twins. Honorable mention All-Division 1 Luke Testa transferred to Trinity for his junior season.

Assistant coaches: Jay Long, Glen Neagle, Rich Parent

Coach Peter Rosinski (12th year, 115-109): “It’s probably the biggest team Pinkerton has ever had. If we stay healthy, play defense with intensity, fight for rebounds and get our timing down on offense, this should be a very interesting season.”

Ice Hockey

Londonderry

2012-13 season: 15-5-1, lost in Division 1 semifinals

Returning lettermen: Eric Coburn, senior, forward; Curtis Harper, senior, forward; Mike Donlan, senior, forward; Matt Moriarty, senior, forward; Jason Parker, senior, forward; Franks Wynters, senior, forward; Brett Evangelista, senior, defense; Brett LePlante, senior, defense; Mitchel Schirch, senior, goalie; Joe McGrath, senior, goalie; Cooper Roy, junior, forward; Lucas Poulin, junior, defense; Chris Marello, junior, forward; Andrew Morrissette, sophomore, forward; Nick Donnelley, sophomore, forward; Alex LePlante, sophomore, foward; Mark Leach, sophomore, defense; Colby Austin, sophomore, defense; Ryan Kearney, sophomore, defense

Promising newcomers: Jax Teheriault, sophomore, defense; Patrick Maloney, freshman, forward; Merrill Neiman, freshman, defense

Captains: Eric Coburn, Brett Evangelista, Joe McGrath, Lucas Poulin

Candidates: 45

Returning leaders: Eric Colburn 18 goals, 21 assists; Curtis Harper, 12 goals; Mike Donlan, 6 goals

Returning honorees: Eric Colburn, Eagle-Tribune All-Star, All-Division 1

Assistants: Matt Davis, David Allen

Fast fact: Eric Coburn has signed letter of intent to play lacrosse at Merrimack. Joe McGrath’s goals-against average was top 5 in the state last season. The Lancers have advanced to the Division 1 semifinals two of the last three seasons, but have yet to break through to play in their first title game in program history.

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